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From: "Beth Bubonovich" <>
Subject: Sandy Hill Cemetery
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 14:19:46 PDT
I live in Uniontown a few miles from Sandy Hill Quaker cemetery and
also have relatives buried there. The Uniontown, Pa. library several
miles away has some records of Sandy Hill but they are incomplete.
However, they are a starting point.
I went to the Sandy Hill Union Church following their Sunday service
several months ago with a written request for information and was
directed to an elderly gentleman who has the only known records. He
told me he would check about it and get back to me but I haven't heard
anything.I expressed my shock when I was there that people are still
being buried in the cemetery when they have such sketchy records about
earlier burials but was assured that the newer graves are at the top of
the hill, while those nearest the church are the old graves. I did
offer to make copies of all their records for the local genealogy room
at the library, but this request, too, was unanswered.
I did find some additional information at the Veteran's office in the
Uniontown courthouse. Both a third and fourth grandfather fought in the
Revolutionary War although they were Quakers. The Veteran's office gave
me a clearer indication of where the graves were.
If you do not live near the area, I will try to find some information
for you. Answer me directly, please.
While on the subject of Sandy Hill, I had an unusual situation
concerning my fourth great grandfather, Joseph Mendenhall which,
perhaps, someone can help me with. I was listening to the head of the
Veteran's office speak at our local Fayette County Genealogical society
and he had a listing of all Veteran's known to be buried in the county.
When I questioned about Joseph Mendenhall, an elderly woman I didn't
know, spoke up that he was her third great-grandfather and that he was
buried in Alliance, Ohio not in Sandy Hill. She did not have a source
for this information and I haven't been able to prove or disprove it
although Paul Beck of the Veteran's Office gave me an approximate
location of the grave. However, he said, that the date this was
documented is not in his records and could have been as early as 1930.
Can anyone help me with this?
Beth from Fayette County,Pa.
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